Gordon Stoker

Date: 1988 June 28
Length: 94 min.
Call Number: OHC285

Biography

Quartet singer. Born August 13, 1924. Full name: Hugh Gordon Stoker. In 1949 joined the Jordanaires, one of Nashville’s premier background vocal groups and a key component of the Nashville Sound. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame®.

Interview Summary

1988 June 28
(1 hour, 34 minutes)
Quartet singer Gordon Stoker, member of the Jordanaires, recalls the group’s association with Elvis Presley. Discussion includes their first meeting with Presley; working in the recording studio; recording in Nashville vs. recording in Hollywood and New York; the enduring popularity of Presley’s music; the blend of the Jordanaires with Presley; Presley and the quartet tradition; Presley’s song selection; and comments on working with Presley.